Introduction

You will need a #00 Philips Screwdriver. The prerequisites for this guide include removing the casing and removing the LCD screen.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Unscrew the two black 3.4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the camera to the side that has the attachment for the wrist strap.

    • Unscrew the two black 3.4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Note: It may be helpful to pry from the bottom of the camera with the battery door open.
  • Remove the plastic subsection by prying it with your fingers.

    • Note: It may be helpful to pry from the bottom of the camera with the battery door open.

    • The wrist strap attachment behind the subsection will come loose and may fall out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two silver 3.4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the camera over to the side opposite of the wrist strap.

    • Remove the two silver 3.4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove the following screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Flip the camera upside down.

  • Remove the following screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • One black 3.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • One silver 3.4 mm Phillips screw.

      • NOTE: Using your fingernails may help in removal.

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Image 1/1: Then begin to pry the casing apart with both hands by applying pressure to the top and bottom of the camera.
  • Place the camera on the side opposite of the wrist strap handle.

  • Then begin to pry the casing apart with both hands by applying pressure to the top and bottom of the camera.

    • Remove the small metal plate underneath the plastic covering and set aside. (It should be loosely attached)

  • Note: A rubber foam washer that separates the lens from the casing will fall off when the case is removed. Be sure to store it safely.

  • Note: When reassembling ensure the back plate screw tabs are over the wrist strap attachment and the front plate screw tabs go under orange casing.

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Image 1/1: Remove the silver 3.5 mm screw (located on top of the camera) with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Flip the camera right side up.

    • Remove the silver 3.5 mm screw (located on top of the camera) with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Grip the corner of the A/V digital port and pull up and outward.

    • Note: You may encounter some resistance when removing the A/V digital port. Apply enough pressure in order to remove this piece.

    • Note: When reassembling, snap the corner plate back into its position. (Push down and inward)

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Image 1/1: Remove the silver 3.4 mm screw at the top right hand corner of the LCD screen with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the camera forward so that the LCD screen is facing you.

    • Remove the silver 3.4 mm screw at the top right hand corner of the LCD screen with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Note: Hold the screen and frame together.
  • Slide the LCD screen to the left of the camera and then gently pull the LCD screen away from the camera.

    • Note: Hold the screen and frame together.

  • Be sure to align the screen properly.

    • Be gentile and do not tear the ribbon connector for the LCD screen to camera.

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Image 1/2: Remove the top left red ribbon  by gripping the connector on the camera and sliding it straight out. Image 2/2: Remove the side orange ribbon by gripping the connector on the camera and sliding it straight out.
  • Locate the two ribbons connected to the camera and the LCD screen. (One is red and small and the other is wide and orange)

    • Remove the top left red ribbon by gripping the connector on the camera and sliding it straight out.

    • Remove the side orange ribbon by gripping the connector on the camera and sliding it straight out.

      • Note: It may be helpful to use tweezers when removing the connectors. (Pay close attention to how the ribbons are disconnected as this will help in replacing the screen later)

  • Note: When reassembling, use tweezers to reconnect the small red connector on the top left of the screen.

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Image 1/2: Note: the LCD screen can be connected to the device at this step. Image 2/2: Note: the LCD screen can be connected to the device at this step.
  • Remove the plastic and rubber circular button from the back of the camera by lifting it with your fingers.

  • Note: the LCD screen can be connected to the device at this step.

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  • Disconnect the orange and black plastic ribbon that was underneath the circular rubber button by flipping up the ZIF connector and then sliding the ribbon out with your fingers.

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  • Disconnect the ribbon that attaches to the left side of the motherboard by flipping up the ZIF connector and then sliding the ribbon out.

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  • Disconnect the white connector on the top right side of the camera by pulling the wire out of the connector with your fingers.

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  • Disconnect the connector at the bottom of the camera that attaches the flash to the motherboard by gripping it with you fingers and flipping it up.

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Image 1/2: Then, maneuver the flash along with its components (capacitor and speaker) out of the camera. Image 2/2: Then, maneuver the flash along with its components (capacitor and speaker) out of the camera.
  • Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips screw on the right side of the camera

  • Then, maneuver the flash along with its components (capacitor and speaker) out of the camera.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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